The Archaeology of Late Celtic Britain and Ireland
by Lloyd Laing
Methuen & Co, 1975, b/w plates, in text illustrations throughout, paperback, ISBN 0416823602,
Very Good Condition, shelf-wear to edges of covers, creasing to spine, otherwise very clean, near fine copy.
'The image of the Celt is one of the most emotive in the European past, evoking pictures of warriors, feasts, and gentle saints and scholars. This comprehensive and fully-illustrated book, first published in 2006, re-appraises the archaeology of the Celtic-speaking areas of Britain and Ireland from the late fourth to the twelfth century AD, a period in which the Celts were a leading cultural force in northern Europe. Drawing on recent scientific advances, the book provides a new perspective on the economy, settlement, material culture, art and technological achievements of the early medieval Celts and re-examines their interaction with the Romans and Vikings. Including a full survey of artefacts and archaeological sites, from memorial stones to monasteries, this is essential reading for any student or scholar with an interest in Celtic archaeology, history or culture.'